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Thoughts on the Included Nexus Ear Buds

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DPiddy, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. DPiddy

    DPiddy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I admit I'm no audiophile, but these ear buds sound great to me. How do they stack up against other ear buds that are out there?

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  2. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Android Expert

    Say what you want but the ibeats with the rezound feel 100x better.

    Came with different sizes and just felt better. They sounded good too.

    I havent tried actually using the nexus ones. Stuck them in my ear and wasnt impressed but i never use headphones anyways.
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  3. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    I have a set of Pure Sound Pur-800s that I've been pretty happy with. I haven't even opened the ones from the box yet. They do look similar, and others (like my Pures) with that same design, I've found more comfortable and decent sounding compared to lesser earbuds.
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  4. balow

    balow Newbie

    The ear buds are OK for me, I tried them against my grado 325i over ear headphones and the buds sound muffled and a bit too lazy on the bass side of things but overall ok for free earbuds. In all honesty I have very little experiance with inearbud headphones but I would defiantly use the buds that came with the phone while out and about. FYI the sound difference between the grado and ear buds is dramatic to say the least. From my little experience of in ear headphones the few I have tried leave alot to be desired in terms of sound but offer alot in convenience. On a side note the phone does seem to drive the grados pretty well without the help of an amp. I like pretty sound :)
  5. nessthiss

    nessthiss Member

    I've found them to be fairly comfortable and sound fine. I don't expect much from most headphones anyway so as long as the sound isn't distorted, crackly, or muffled I can't tell the difference between one and any other.

    I'm curious about the button/mic on the right side. Are you supposed to be able to initiate a voice search somehow? Clicking the button plays and pauses music if there was some playing already. Just wondering if there's a trick I don't know about.
  6. Reborn58

    Reborn58 Android Enthusiast

    I'm not sure about your question but you can also FF / Rewind if you double click up or down on the button...just FYI.
  7. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Android Enthusiast

    the earbuds that come with the gnex are absolutely terrible. I might throw them away or give them to my little sister. I'm no audiophile, but I usually spend a modest amount (50 to $75) for a decent pair of headphones or earbuds. Most audiophiles will easily spend atleast $150 on a pair of headphones. IMO, after about the $50 price range, it's not worth paying more for the marginal increase in sound quality. Anyway...I don't mind that they gave us bad earbuds tho, that was to be expected. The phone itself is great.
  8. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    There nothing special they should have come with some diffrent size ear pieces as the one it came with were worthless for me I threw some on that came with my Jlabs and they sounded okay for being included much better then the crap buds that came with the Nexus One or the Iphone . But not as good as the iBeats with the Rezound or Jlabs I own .

    These would probably be $20-30 separately, I ended up giving mine to my Girlfriend she was blown away by them compared to her Ipod buds lol
  9. iampete

    iampete Lurker

    Th ear buds are horrible. I am an audiphile plus a musician with sensitive ears. The sound that comes out of it doesn't have any crisp feel and lacks tremendous amount of bass. This isn't good at all for an inear headphone. You can get a skully candy for under 20 and it would sound better than this. I was expecting a little more from an expensive phone like this... but i don't personally need one so its fine. But yeah, I wouldn't use this as like a replacement, just buy a new one.
  10. dubie7006

    dubie7006 Well-Known Member

    I didn't mind them. They're certainly better than the earbuds from some other brand (cough fruit cough). But the first thing I did when I bought the phone was jump at a set of Klipsch Image S4A earbuds. They arrived today and oh my....what a difference. I still haven't tried the phone with my Sennheiser HD280s so I can't comment on the quality of the Klipschs completely, but way better than the standards. I'm going to keep the Samsungs in the event I go somewhere where I wouldn't want to risk losing my Klipschs (thinking out of the country or something).
  11. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Android Enthusiast

    you're completely right. These aren't really even earbuds that would be sold separately, these are so bad that I can tell they are only meant to be packaged with something else or given away in those free gift bags you can find at conventions and would come along side a refrigerator magnet and fm radio. You could easily find earbuds for $20 bucks that are at least worth using.

    No offense to google, this was to be expected, but the earbuds are crap.
  12. jbuck1984

    jbuck1984 Android Enthusiast

    Not as good as my bose in ear headphones but they aren't too shabby. I personally don't like that style with the extreme noise canceling
  13. Elliterate

    Elliterate Newbie

    Know of other ear buds that have the same style of rubber and the play / pause ability?
  14. x25064

    x25064 Well-Known Member

    I dont find them horrible. If you want horrible, use apple ear buds. These are decent, find for using as wired headset. The mic is a definite plus. Theyre not so hot compared to my etymotics (then again, not much is) but they do the job.
  15. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    They're OK they work they'll do in a pinch :rolleyes:
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  16. MMcCraryNJ

    MMcCraryNJ Android Enthusiast

    Everyone's ears are different and it is a completely subjective thing.

    I'm an audio engineer and believe me, you can get a lot worse. These are actually quite decent for the price (free). They rival my Zune Premium Earbuds (30 dollars), but don't come close to my Sennheiser or Sony monitoring headphones (obviously). These outclass the Apple earbuds, and are definitely more balanced than anything in the Beats (ugh, terrible product) line.

    Bottom line, these are better than pretty much any stock earbud-in-the-box-of-a-phone. Haven't heard the ReZound buds, but since it's Beats, I'd imagine they cost 10 dollars to make and are made in a sweatshop somewhere in China.

    Besides people, they are free. Are we really complaining about free earbuds?
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  17. Jersey Tom

    Jersey Tom Android Enthusiast

    They definitely beat the hell out of the Apple ear buds. They're OK, certainly nothing special. More functional than what came with my Droid X (which was nothing!).

    For your average Joe I'm sure they're more than sufficient. Any audiophiles likely have their own high quality headphones anyway.
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  18. nessthiss

    nessthiss Member

    Cool, I'll have to try that out. This is exactly what I was looking for, any operation that that button will perform. I didn't realize it could be pressed up or down, I thought it was just a center press, not a rocker.
  19. Aabye

    Aabye Well-Known Member

    I would rate them as average. Questionable sound quality, but that could just be the music I was listening to. Not a big deal to me either way.
  20. rezeew

    rezeew Well-Known Member

    They pretty much suck. I am not a fan of earbuds in the first place, but I've got these things crammed into my ears and everything still sounds muffled and low. I have a cheap pair of over-ear Philips headphones that sound great by comparison. If they weren't a toss-in, I'd be furious. Since they were free, they will just be thrown away
  21. KingDillinger

    KingDillinger Newbie

    @Aabye > that made me laugh. no harm, no foul

    Don't have an opinion exactly on the earbuds, haven't even opened the package yet. free is free.
  22. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    OP, if you like them, use them. That is what matters.
  23. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Android Expert

    The ibeats from the rezound had play/pause, skip and fast foward or rewind which could be done without unlocking phone, and a mic so you could answer calls and talk..
  24. sranger

    sranger Member

    They are comfortable, block out most unwanted outside noise (wife), they sound pretty good, and they are free....

    What is not to like????
  25. cggorman

    cggorman Android Enthusiast

    Opened them to take a picture for the forum and put them back. Never put them in my ears.

    I like my Shures. Why change?

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